The Kippah-Doily-Hat-Scarf Debate
I love a good hat on Shabbos but I simply don't own any decent ones. I rarely wear scarves at shul on Shabbos, mainly because all of mine are pretty casual and I still don't really know how to match them to my outfits. Yes, I really am a fashion disaster. That leaves the head covering options to Kippah and Doily.
It isn't that I don't like kippot on women. For me, it is just not a fit. I have never worn one and have never had the desire, either. I have always worn doilies (yes, I blame Rachael for this!) I was forced to wear a kippah the other day at a shiva minyan, basically because I forgot to bring something else with me (scarf) and those were the only available head coverings. Since I do feel strongly about covering my head when davening, I did feel that I should have something on. However, I felt so awkward with a kippah. It almost felt sacrilegious. I am just not used to it.
And now, Kimber-style, time to self-analyze. I wonder why I had such a strong reaction to wearing a kippah. After all, many of my female friends wear them at shul and a few wear them all the time. I don't have a negative reaction to a kippah on them at all. Why would it affect me to the point of feeling uncomfortable?
Regardless, it is back to Doilies for me.
Side note: I did see this kippah online and think that it looks really nice!